25 Tutorials for Learning Character Design

If you would like to be able to design awesome characters that could be as mascots or in illustrations, this post is for you. There are a lot of excellent tutorials out there that show how to design characters. In this post we’ll link to 25 character design tutorials. Some of the tutorials use Illustrator and others use Photoshop. Whatever your preference, you’ll be able to pick up some new skills and techniques from these tutorials.

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

Create a “Minion” Character from the Despicable Me Movie

Create a

Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

Create a Textured Female Robot in Photoshop

Create a Textured Female Robot in Photoshop

How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy

How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy

Milk Monster and Chocolate Splash

Milk Monster and Chocolate Splash

How to Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

Create a Simple Mechanic Character in Illustrator

Create a Simple Mechanic Character in Illustrator

Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator

Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator

How to Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

How to Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

Draw a Character Concept Using Drapery in Photoshop

Draw a Character Concept Using Drapery in Photoshop

Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch in Photoshop

How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch in Photoshop

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

How to Create Vector Mascot Characters Using a Graphic Tablet

How to Create Vector Mascot Characters Using a Graphic Tablet

How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

Create a Simple Character Face with Vector Shapes

Create a Simple Character Face with Vector Shapes

How to Make an Animated Paper Robot

How to Make an Animated Paper Robot

How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create a Happy Sun Character

Create a Happy Sun Character

Create the Face of a Greedy Monkey

Create the Face of a Greedy Monkey

Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

Create a Simple Penguin Character

Create a Simple Penguin Character

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  • The Vector Box, April 11, 2012

    Wow great collection of tutorials, I’m sure that they will come in handy when I’m creating my next character or mascot, thank you for sharing.

  • Steven, April 12, 2012

    Great list of tutorials. I would say that my specialty is to draw animated characters and now I can practice to draw some new ones like “Minion” Character from the Despicable Me.

    Thanks Steven for this collection!

  • Steven Snell, April 15, 2012

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad this collection of tutorials can help.

  • Janoo, April 18, 2012

    Just watch all Chris Spooner tutorials you will find new technique to work.

    • Steven Snell, April 19, 2012

      Hi Janoo,
      Chris is an outstanding designer, and his tutorials are definitely some of the best you’ll find anywhere.

  • Design Department, April 19, 2012

    Thanks for sharing. I like the mean looking penguin the best! Simple is good

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